Staff Biographies

Carolyn Glaub

Carolyn Glaub

FOUNDER OF THE CENTER OF MUSIC AND ART

Carolyn Glaub founded The Center of Music and Art twenty years ago on the principal that every creative act is a dream. The mission of CMA to help people develop their dreams and use them to better their lives. Carolyn has been certified as a Kindermusik educator and has over 30 years of experience teaching young children in group classes. 

Violin, Viola, & French Horn Instructor

Ryan Bradley

 Ryan has been playing several instruments his whole life. He studied violin and French horn since the age of 9. At 14 years of age he picked up guitar and piano. He studied violin under the Suzuki Method for several years before switching to viola. After high school he decided to study Music Education and Viola Performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with teachers such as Dr. Stanley Chepatis. This is where his love for orchestral music grew. He taught with the IUP String Project for 4 years in college. He taught private lessons as well as group string classes for the surrounding school districts. He was a member of the Vitulari String Quartet that performed in several competitions and did a ton of private events and weddings. After college he taught elementary music at St. Bernards Learning Center in Indiana, PA. While doing this he played in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and played several times with the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra in the viola sections. Before moving to Ohio Ryan was teaching private lessons and group classes at Maestro Minds school of Music in Darragh, PA, and he was also working as a music director for Christian Life Church for the past 6 years. He was called to Ohio to work as the Director of Worship and Discipleship for Wintersville United Methodist Church. In his free time he loves to practice all of his instruments and still loves to cheer on his Pittsburgh Sports teams! Ryan is very excited for the new possibilities with the Center of Music and Art.

Flute/piano Instructor, Kindermusik Educator

Aimee Carroll

Aimee Carroll is a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor’s Regents’ Degree of Liberal Arts, focusing on Music Education with a flute emphasis. Since September of 2007, she has been a member of the Pittsburgh City Flutes and Pittsburgh Flute Academy. Within that time, this group has performed at the Benedum Center for the performing arts, Carnegie Music Hall, Heinz Hall with the PSO, Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall opening pre-concert for James Galway, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Convention Center for the National Flute Association Conference, First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Newlonsburg Music Academy located at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville, PA, and the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC.

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At The Center of Music and Art, her teaching duties include: private and group flute lessons, private piano lessons, all Kindermusik classes, and the music program for The School of Bright Promise. She is also the assistant band director at Indian Creek High School.

Aimee has had the opportunity to perform in the Orchestral Pit for Wheeling Jesuit University’s theater production of Carnival, West Liberty University’s Concert Band when they were in need of a piccoloist, and the Mid-Atlantic Festival Flute Choir located at Reston, Virginia for the Flute Society of Washington. She is also a member of the National Flute Association and the Tri-State Community Band.

On May 10, 2008, she performed her own Flute Recital at the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, PA and on April 17, 2010, she had the honor to serve as a judge for the 2010 Flute Adjudication Festival that was in conjunction with the Third Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Pittsburgh Flute Academy. She has been a member of the National Flute Association since 2007.

Percussion Instructor

William R. Cashdollar, Jr.

Bill is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a degree focusing on both Music Composition and Percussion. He has also taken several additional courses, through various schools, including The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Melbourne. He is also a proud member of several professional organizations, including the U.S. Association of Rudimental Drummers, The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America, and the Percussive Arts Society.

Bill is currently the Drumline & Percussion Instructor at Harrison Central High School in Cadiz, Oh. Other teaching experience includes Brooke High School, The School of Bright Promise, The Hilliard Community Music School, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Bill has also served as the music director for both the Newell-Glendale Nazarene Church and the Follansbee First Church of the Nazarene.

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Bill has created the Sticking Matters method of teaching, which is unlike most other drumming methods in that it teaches rhythm, counting language, and proper sticking patterns in a combined manner, useful for using each component to reinforce the others. He has also authored a series of books using this method.

In addition to teaching, Bill is also an active composer and arranger, creating pieces for various ensembles, and remains a busy performer throughout the Ohio Valley. He is also the founder of the Ohio Valley Community Drum Circle.

Bill is honored to be the instructor of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Drumline, and is proud to be the director of the Fort Steuben Nutcracker Village Drumline.

Outside of music, Bill enjoys outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, biking, and camping. He also enjoys historic trains, reading, and studying various forms of math and science, including physics. 

Guitar Repair

Norm Keyser

Norm Keyser was born and raised here in the Ohio Valley and began playing guitar in 1987. With over three decades of experience, Norm is well versed in performance and  guitar repair/modification. When you bring your guitar to CMA for repairs or upgrades, you can have the piece of mind that your instrument is in the right hands. Services offered include restringing, setup, truss rod / neck adjustment, fretwork, cleaning, electronics/pickups for electric guitars, and more. You can drop off your guitar anytime, and we offer free estimates. 

Voice Instructor

Brent Kimball

Brent Kimball, tenor from Follansbee, WV, started singing Gospel music at the age of 3. At 5, he began singing in the Tri-State Area at multiple venues. His love for music has been with him throughout his life. He graduated from West Liberty University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education as well as a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Voice). He is now completing his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. “I am looking forward to teaching my students the joys that music can offer.”

Piano Instructor

Cherry Lee

A native of the Chicago area, Cherry Lee earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has traveled extensively to places such as Brazil, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, England, France, Switzerland and Germany to name a few. Having lived in Texas, Arizona, Florida and China, Cherry relocated to the Ohio Valley where she has been teaching piano since 2013. She has served as an accompanist for a number of local vocalists and enjoys performing with other musicians. Cherry is a devoted volunteer at local animal shelters and the Weirton Christian Center

Band Instrument Repair

David Smith

After training in Machine Tool Technology at Forbes Road CTC, David decided in 1972 to turn to musical instrument repair and restoration as a career. After a two year in-house apprenticeship with Gerrero Music of Wheeling, West Virginia, he became a full-time Band Instrument Repair Technician for Gerrero Music of Steubenville, Ohio in 1974. During the 47 years he has worked here in the Ohio Valley, he has had the opportunity to perform work for over 40 different school districts in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has association with many professional clients in the area, specializing in saxophone repair and restoration. Through the years he has also enjoyed providing repair clinics for local band directors on “in service” days, as well as a mobile repair service at various marching band contests.

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David likes to say that music and working with his hands are two things he loves very much. So a career of providing musical instruments that are both musically and mechanically reliable to Ohio Valley students has been a great pleasure for him. We asked him, “What have been some of your greatest repair challenges over your 47 year career?” He remembered the dad who tried to remove a stuck trumpet mouthpiece by tying one end to a tree and the other to his car bumper. You can visualize the result. The alto saxophone that was literally flattened when a school bus ran over it. A trombone slide that had a dollar bill rolled up inside of it (“Why is this thing playing so flat?”). And of course all the things he has discovered lodged inside musical instruments like a golf ball, marbles, lip balm, coins, ink pens, jewelry, pencils, food, candy, mouthpieces, and even homework. He says the question is always the same: “How can something that goes in so easy be so hard to get out?”

Although he has worked by himself for the majority of his profession, David states that one of his greatest pleasures is teaching young students how to care for their musical instruments and get the most from their music education.

Piano, Sax, & Clarinet Instructor

Wayne Spurlock

Wayne Spurlock is from Huntington, WV where he received a BA in Music Education and a MA in Piano Performance at Marshall University. He has been in the Steubenville-Wintersville area for thirty years. He has taught music at Wintersville High School, Franciscan University, Eastern Gateway Community College, and West Virginia Northern Community College. He has performed with artists including Eddy Arnold, The Tokens, The Coasters, Eddy Holman, and many area bands. He has accompanied the Civic Choral Society and directed church choirs and musicals in Steubenville and the surrounding area.

Guitar Instructor

Jonathan Stanley

Jonathan Stanley has been playing guitar since he was 14, and was himself a student at CMA for several years. His musical tastes range from classic rock and hair metal to blues and jazz fusion artists like Eric Clapton and Greg Howe. His favorite band is Kiss and his favorite guitarist is Ace Frehley. He plays in two local rock bands – Youth Gone Wild and Roxxxy. If you are looking to start playing guitar, Jonathan is eager to help guide you.

Art Instructor

Gerald Van Scyoc

Gerald has been making art for over twenty years. His work has been featured in such major venues as the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio; The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and The Stifel Gallery in Wheeling, West Virginia. He is a member of the Steubenville Art Association as well as The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. Gerald is currently represented by GalleriE CHIZ, in Pittsburgh. His work has been purchased by Ohio University, The Martins Ferry Public Library, and by several private collectors. Gerald’s favorite medium is oil painting. He currently lives in Steubenville, Ohio. You can see his work at www.artwanted.com/gsvsart